Everyone loves to watch YouTube, whether it is for tutorials, games, or sketches. YouTube is one of the biggest video-sharing websites out there, and it has been around since 2005. But it’s not just about entertainment; it’s about making money. According to entertainment news site MoviePilot, “Being a YouTuber is now an official profession.”
YouTubers make money by the number of views they get on their videos and from advertisements, and some (like the ones listed below) have made MILLIONS. Because of this, more and more people have been creating accounts, trying their hardest to become monetarily successful from the comforts of their own homes. Some succeed, and some are just really, really bad. We’ve created a list of 5 of the biggest YouTubers that you should check out, just to see how it’s done.
Mark Fischbach (Markiplier)
Markiplier (Mark Fischbach) started his channel in 2012. He is 28 years old and focuses on gaming content with very funny commentary. He not only posts gameplay videos but also does small sketches that his fans love to watch. In 2017, he was named “Most Influential YouTuber.” His channel currently has over 18 million subscribers and he makes over 5.5 million dollars per year from his gaming content.
Check him out: https://www.youtube.com/user/markiplierGAME
Twenty-one-year-old Liza Koshy first started her entertainment career on Vine, then later became one of the fastest growing stars YouTube has ever had. She gained 6 million subscribers in 2016, another 6 million in 2017, and makes over 3 million dollars every year from YouTube. Her content consists of cheesy yet hilarious videos where she portrays different characters with funny personas. She has a great personality that makes almost anyone who watches her videos laugh.
Check her out: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxSz6JVYmzVhtkraHWZC7HQ
Colleen Ballinger (Miranda Sings)
Colleen Ballinger (Miranda Sings) started her YouTube career all the way back in 2008 when she was just 22 years old. This year, she made about 5 million dollars from her YouTube content. Miranda Sings is a fictional character that is portrayed by Colleen, and she created this character at the beginning to imitate people that couldn’t sing but tried to break out in the music industry. Her videos are very entertaining.
Check her out: https://www.youtube.com/user/mirandasings08
Lilly Singh (Superwoman)
Lilly Singh, also known as Superwoman, started her YouTube career in 2010. She is 29 years old and is one of the most well-known YouTubers out there, making over 7.5 million dollars each year. In her videos, she is like a stand-up comedian, since she can talk about any subject and somehow make it funny. She has many different characters she portrays in some of her videos, like these two Indian parents that she acts out amazingly well. She has reached over 12 million subscribers over the years and is basically a YouTube icon.
Check her out: https://www.youtube.com/user/IISuperwomanII
Felix Arvid (PewDiePie)
Finally, the most iconic and well-known YouTuber of all time…PEWDIEPIE. PewDiePie posted his very first video on YouTube in 2006 when he was just 17 years old. Since then, he has gained the title of being the most subscribed channel and he made, just in 2017, over 12 million dollars. Having over 57 million subscribers is a crazy amount, but PewDiePie deserves it, with his hilarious gaming content and sense of humor. His commentary is full of jokes and stupid things that people will laugh at; however, it may be a bit inappropriate for younger kids to watch.
Check him out: https://www.youtube.com/user/PewDiePie